A09 - Kick off the project
This management activity belongs to the Project Initiation group. This group of activities are run at the beginning to prepare us for the project.
Note: This is a draft of the second version of P3.express. Comments are welcome!
If the project is approved in A08, it’s time for all stakeholders to get together, and start the project with a kick-off event.
It’s best to spend a full day for the kick-off event, preferably outside the company. The project manager and the rest of the management team members (if any) facilitate the event and make sure that it’s a pleasant experience for everyone.
This meeting has the following main purposes:
- Making the project official
- Allowing the internal and external stakeholders get to know each other and network
- Communicating the basic information about the project
Make sure the kick-off event is not a dry, boring meeting that only goes through the details of the project, but a pleasant experience used for team-building.
The following principles have a significant role in this management activity: